Dave Chappelle On 4:44: “It’s Fun To See Hip-Hop Be Mature Like This”

Chappelle gives his verdict on JAY-Z’s new album, Game Of Thrones, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake.

August 01, 2017

Dave Chappelle was a guest on Ebro In The Morning on Monday to announce more shows at Radio City Hall and add Solange to an already incredible line-up. During his appearance he also shared a few rap-based opinions, including his take on JAY-Z's latest, 4:44.


Speaking about the album, Chappelle said he admired the clarity ("I can understand all the words") and what it represents for the genre. "It's a record for a person of my time," he said. "It's the first time, I think, that a guy of his age can make a relevant record. It's fun to see a genre like hip-hop be mature like this. JAY-Z went to space and came back. He's a billionaire from Brooklyn. I appreciate that. If I had that kind of money you'd never see my ass again."

Chappelle also shared his thoughts on a few other cultural phenomena including Kendrick Lamar ("That kid is the perfect reflection of many great influences") and Game Of Thrones ("I binge watched and caught up. I got sucked in.")

The allegation of Drake not writing all his own lyrics was also raised by co-host Pete Rosenberg, not that Chappelle seemed to care. "When it comes to art, results matter," the comic said. "If I listen to a Drake record and I like it, and then someone comes and tells me everything that's in that hotdog, I still ate the hot dog and liked it. It's done!"

Check out the full interview above.

Thumbnail image via Hot 97 Instagram.

Dave Chappelle On 4:44: “It’s Fun To See Hip-Hop Be Mature Like This”